Keto Croque Monsieur

French cuisine... Croque Monsieur sounds so much more up-market than a fried ham and cheese sandwich, non? Either way, our keto version will have you enjoying every bite! Can you say "oh là là"?
French cuisine... Croque Monsieur sounds so much more up-market than a fried ham and cheese sandwich, non? Either way, our keto version will have you enjoying every bite! Can you say "oh là là"?


2 servingservings
  • 8 oz. 225 g cottage cheese
  • 4 4 eggeggs
  • 1 tablespoon 1 tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil for frying
  • 513 oz. 150 g smoked deli ham
  • 513 oz. 150 g cheddar cheese
  • ½ ½ finely chopped red onionfinely chopped red onions (optional)
For serving
  • 3½ oz. 100 g lettuce
  • 4 tablespoons 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper


Instructions are for 2 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Whisk the eggs in a bowl. Mix in the cottage cheese. Add ground psyllium husk powder while stirring to incorporate it smoothly, without lumps. Let the mixture rest for five minutes until the batter has set.
  2. Place a frying pan over medium heat. Add a generous amount of butter and fry the batter like small pancakes for a couple of minutes on each side, until they are golden. Make two pancakes per serving.
  3. Assemble a sandwich with sliced ham and cheese between two of the warm pancakes. Add finely chopped onion on top.
  4. Wash and tear the lettuce. Mix oil, vinegar, salt and pepper into a simple vinaigrette. Serve the Croque Monsieur warm beside lettuce dressed with the vinaigrette.


Put a fried egg on top and you’ll have a Croque Madame! Equally fancy sounding, and equally delicious.

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  1. Adrian K
    These pancakes are wonderful but never thought of making a croque monsieur with them. Croques medames are my favorites, so this going right on the menu!
  2. Tracie
    THIS WAS FANTASTIC! (sorry to shout, but I'm an American and we get excited!)
    I made 1/2 the recipe of pancakes, making one pancake each. Once I flipped the pancakes, I topped them with the swiss, then the ham, so that the cheese would melt and ham would warm. Once the pancakes were cooked, I put them on plates and cooked one egg each, sunny side up. I topped each pancake with one egg for a croque madame.

    Instead of topping the open faced sandwiches with the onion, I chopped a shallot and mixed it into the vinaigrette with a small spoon of dijon mustard and let the shallot rest in the vinaigrette while I cooked the meal. I also chopped an avocado and added that to the salad greens.

    This was a *fantastic* brunch. We were stuffed !

  3. Melanie
    In UK cottage cheese is generally a lowfat/no fat option is cream cheese an acceptable alternative?
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  5. Ruth
    Ditto Melanies comment.
  6. Elle
    This recipe is absolutely delicious and like Tracie I was 'stuffed' after eating it all.
  7. Net
    I must've done something wrong, as the batter stayed very lumpy and the generous amount of butter just made for a greasy mess. It never turned into a pancake, just watery looking lumpy scrambled eggs. I waited a bit to see if it would firm up, but it ended up burning. It looked delicious in the pic. 😥😢
  8. Tanya
    I normally make Keto muffins, but thought these looked awesome.
    Mine was a bit runny too, waited for the thickening stage whilst contempting a bit of coconut flour, but decided to try original recipe first.
    I’m Australian so I guess we too make different cottage cheese.
    Used leftover Christmas ham, yummy still.

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